Author Archives: Mr R Gowdy

Persuasive writing

Persuasive writing

Another brilliant session at the Laing learning about persuasive writing. We thought of positive and negatives points about art works, then used these points to hold a debate.

Are we as fast as Usain Bolt?

Are we as fast as Usain Bolt?

In year 3 we have been investigating how quickly we can run 100m to explore how our times compare to the great Usain Bolt. To make sure it was a fair test we measured a 100m track on the yard using a trundle wheel and timed our selves accurately using a stop watch app. We… Continue Reading

Stone Age Pottery

We have been learning about Stone Age Pottery. It dates back to around 3500BC, during the Neolithic period. To better understand the challenges people of this time faced, we made our Stone Age pottery using only the materials and resources they would have had. The results were fantastic.   Continue Reading

National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day

As part of National Poetry day we planned and wrote our own Stone-Age Kenning poems. We also took turns to read Kenning poems we had written as homework to see if anyone could work out what was being described using the clues. Continue Reading

Cave paintings

Cave paintings

Our first topic in Year 3 is about the Stone Age. To start our topic we explored cave paintings, we learnt about how Stone Age people created cave paintings using charcoal and other natural materials, then had a go at being Stone Age artists by creating our own cave paintings in class. Continue Reading